Monday, May 25, 2009

Engaged. To Be Married.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeh! I'm so excited! (Okay, just had to get that little school girl shriek out. You didn't see the jumping up and down. Luke and I are engaged. Today, we had some down time before he had to fly out. We were sitting on the couch, facebooking it up, and he suggested looking at rings. I figured we were in fact just going to look, since I knew he had concerns regarding my Etsy ring requests. I was voting for a band, he was voting for something more sparkly. Anyway, we went to the jewelry store, and just sort of browsed. The poor saleslady was so confused because I kept asking for smaller! I take rings off in my sleep and other places, and well the idea of losing something huge and sentimental is scary! Finally I wound my way over to the promise ring section and I showed Luke this pretty little white gold ring with three diamonds. Luke basically said, "We'll take this one." and that was that. It was going to be sized, and we would pick it up in a hour. We went back and she asked if I wanted to wear it out. I said yes. When we got to the car Luke said: "I'm going to need that back." I gave him a look! What!? He said "I haven't proposed yet." I gave him back the ring. Maybe a little bit grudgingly.
As we were sitting outside on the swing, I began to think, uhhh we have to get him to the airport in about an hour. He cant take the ring with him too! (As Cindy says, ONE of them has to stay, they can't both leave!) Hows this gonna work? Just as these thoughts began to go through my head he pulled me over to a shady area. He got down on one knee, and took the ring out. Okay, so I knew it was coming, what compelled the tears to well up in my eyes? I don't know. OF COURSE I said yes, and he put the ring on my finger. Then the excitement set in! Luke says its a good thing he waited because the high pitchedness is "a bit much."
We reenacted the whole thing in photos for the benefit of people who weren't there. (All of you.)

The first of many compromises to come! I like it. A lot.

14 comments:

live a colorful life said...

It is so YOU. Uh, it would have been better if both the ring AND Luke could have stayed. But you have one for now, and the other forever. Love you both.

Dani said...

Congrats! That is so cute. i am excited for both of you! You'll have to tell me all about it in person. I can just imagine that high pitch scream :)

Lisa said...

Jess, I am SOOOO excited for you! Yay, yay, yay! Love the ring, it definitely fits you. Sorry Luke couldn't stay, but, like Dani I'm imagining your high pitch scream!

:-)

kim said...

Congrats Jessie! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see it in person

Christa said...

Hooray! Let the wedding binder do its work :)

Jamie said...

It's gorgeous Jessica! Congratulations! Can't wait to see you in person and give you a great big hug!!!

Katie said...

Congrats!

B+B=fo eva said...

yay! congrats Jess! You guys look so happy.

Tanya said...

Like many others, I can imagine the shriek...Congratulations!! So are ya going nautical or what?

Deb Friesen said...

Congrats from the Friesen's!! It's pretty darn exciting and we could sure use some good news from the Harper's! I was wondering, too, if you were still set on the navy blue sailor outfits for the bridesmaids?? I remember you planning the whole thing one summer at Keola. I'm glad Luke's trip to Fresno "paid off". I also wanted just a band when we got engaged but since his dad was a jeweler I "HAD" to get some diamonds. Life is tough! Have funnnnnnnnnnnnn=)

Anonymous said...

How exciting, Jessica!! I loved your pix, including the one of your ring. I am very happy for you and Luke--I really enjoyd getting to meet him last Thanksgiving. Love, Aunt Audrie

Anonymous said...

i think this means the title of your blog is going to have to change? and i am going to need acess to post a thing or two when it catches my fancy...? LOVE YOU!!!
~luke

Janice Porter said...

I just read all the blogs and I noticed Luke wants to change the name of your blogsite. Kind of old fashioned? Good! Congratulations, prayers, and blessings! janice

amz said...

Congrats!!! I am getting married in five weeks, let me know if you want any pointers :)

-Amelia
(Allison Porter's Sister)

PS
The monkey you made Clark is ADORABLE!